We recommend an article written by Adam W. Burgess about LGBTQ+ literature as he puts it in historical context as well as explains the diverse array of issues related to reading and writing LGBTQ+ literature across the genres.] https://diymfa.com/reading/what-is-lgbtq-literature
"Contemporary readers and writers are treated to a much wider range of complex stories that deal with the roundness of human experience. Today, a “good” LGBTQ+ novel treats its characters as fully human and their sexuality as one element of that life experience. We continue to note some trends, though, in stereotypes surrounding gender expression, mental health, and family issues. A writer of LGBTQ+ stories, whether identifying as LGBTQ+ themselves or not, should read widely and take note of common stereotypes, employ sensitivity readers liberally, and be certain that s/he is treating their characters as human first."